To answer this question we looked to the boy bands who came before One Direction and realized the bigger question is: are 1D the *NSYNC or Backstreet Boys of their day?
Thanks to a new documentary, Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, out today (Jan. 30), the guys are revealing what it was really like being BSB.
Watch as Nick Carter and Jordan Knight look back at their past fashion missteps and defend (or not) their looks.
For one shining moment, the Backstreet Boys captured the hearts of global teendom, unequivocally and universally. They were the biggest and the best. They deserve our respect.
Which group has the bad boy, a la AJ McLean? The rapping? The baby of the group? And which bands actually seem more like their own thing, defying callbacks to the past?
Q&A: Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Opens Up On Fandom And What ‘Historic’ Dance Move He’ll Never Stop Doing
“When you’re writing an album or writing a song you need to put your heart on the table. You need to put your heart and your pen to the paper because that’s what makes an emotional song,” he said.
“We didn’t want to write songs anymore that were just like a boy band recording songs. We wanted to be able to feel these songs. That’s how the best songs come out. It’s all emotional, it’s feeling,” Nick Carter said.
The Backstreet Boys are turning 20 this year, and in celebration of their career milestone the guys are releasing their eighth album, In A World Like This, on July 30.
Cameos in movies are cool. Cameos by the Backstreet Boys are EPIC. BSB talked with Fresh 102.7’s Jim and Kim about their most recent appearance in the most hilarious movie of the summer, “This Is The End.”
Charli XCX is not embarrassed to admit she’s obsessed with the Backstreet Boys. In fact, she loves them so much she even tackled BSB’s 1999 monster pop hit, “I Want It That Way,” for the first time at a show in Chicago yesterday (May 21).